Postmates says it will start ‘non-contact’ meal deliveries during the coronavirus outbreak

Food delivery platform Postmates is starting what the company is calling a “non-contact delivery” initiative designed to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus when its contract workers are delivering ordered meals and other goods. The move was spotted by Recode’s Rani Molla and said has confirmed it is in effect starting today. Postmates users […]

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Amazon Flex drivers won’t be paid if they have to stay home due to coronavirus, but Uber’s and Lyft’s will

Amazon has told its contract Flex drivers, which deliver the e-commerce company’s packages, to stay home if they get sick amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to a memo obtained by OneZero. But while Amazon’s Flex Drivers won’t be paid, Uber and Lyft each say they will give drivers up to 14 days of sick […]

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Facebook temporarily bans ads for medical face masks to prevent coronavirus exploitation

Facebook is temporarily banning ads and commerce listings for medical face masks amid growing concern over coronavirus-related exploitation, CNBC reports. “We’re monitoring COVID19 closely and will make necessary updates to our policies if we see people trying to exploit this public health emergency,” Facebook director of product management Rob Leathern tweeted. “We’ll start rolling out […]

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Amtrak canceling nonstop Acela between New York and DC after coronavirus concerns reduce demand

Amtrak is canceling its Acela nonstop service between Washington DC and New York, because of reduced demand due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Washington Post reports. “We are closely monitoring the coronavirus and are taking action based on guidance from public health experts,” the company said in a statement. The Acela service will be suspended […]

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